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DIY Holiday Tree Sculpture!

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Looking for a craft project for your young ones this holiday season?

Follow these step by step directions to make your own holiday tree sculpture. If you feel inspired, please sign up for our Holidays in the Studio, where we will instruct you in making more seasonal art projects!

Supply Needs:

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various shades of green felt, cut into simple leaf shapes
dowel rod glued to the wooden scraps to make a stand
paper cone cup
various sequins
small yellow foam triangles
hot glue gun and appropriate glue stick;
tacky glue.
If you do not have dowel rods or wooden scraps, the tree can be made even simpler using just the cone cup with no stand!

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Step 1.

Place a large glob of hot glue on top of the dowel rod stand and quickly push the paper cup into place.

 

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Step 2.

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Begin the first layer of felt towards the bottom of the cup.

Add hot glue to the cup before pressing on each felt piece, overlapping slightly so that none of the bottom of the cup shows.

 

 

 

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Step 3.

Add the second layer of felt pieces in the same manner, working from the top point of the cup, overlapping down onto the already placed bottom layer of felt.

 

 

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Step 4.

Add dabs of tacky glue wherever desired on your tree; then press on the sequins of your choice as decoration.

 

 

 

Step 5.

Call Out Project Tree

Use tacky glue to glue the triangle pieces together to resemble a star, then glue into place on the tree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project variations: Use a pre-made star if desired! If you would rather the tree be natural with no ornament decoration, glue on small white craft pom poms as snow!  Please be sure to join us for Holidays in the Studio for more crafting fun.

Laura Bocquin

 

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